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7 Idioms about Anger to enrich your vocabulary

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Anger is the strong feeling of displeasure or frustration that can arise in response to something upsetting or unfair.


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An idiomatic expression is a phrase or group of words that has a meaning beyond the individual words it contains.

These expressions are unique to a particular language or culture and often cannot be understood by simply translating the words literally. Instead, their meanings are derived from cultural context and usage, making them a distinctive aspect of language.

Anger is the strong feeling of displeasure or frustration that can arise in response to something upsetting or unfair.


1. Hit the ceiling: This means to become furious or furious.
Example: When he found out about the broken vase, he hit the ceiling.*

2. Blow your top: This idiom also means to become furious and lose control.
Example: She blew her top when she saw the dent in her car.

3. See red: When someone “sees red,” it means they are so angry that they can’t think clearly.
Example: I saw red when he insulted my family.



4. Fly off the handle: This means to suddenly become furious and lose your temper.
Example: He tends to fly off the handle over the smallest things.

5. Bite someone’s head off: This idiom means to react to someone’s comments or questions with anger or irritation.
Example: She bit my head off when I asked her about her plans.

6. Boiling mad: To be “boiling mad” means to be furious.
Example: After waiting for hours, he was boiling mad when the train was delayed again.

7. Steam coming out of someone’s ears: This humorous idiom describes someone who is visibly angry or furious.
Example: You could see the steam coming out of his ears when he heard the news.*

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Bricy Boateng is an educationist, blogger, graphic designer, content creator and a digital marketer. He's passionate about matters relating to teachers and the Ghana Education Service(GES). Bricy Boateng is very sociable and very welcoming. Follow me on all major social media channels and let's vibe together!


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Bricy Boateng is an educationist, blogger, graphic designer, content creator and a digital marketer. He's passionate about matters relating to teachers and the Ghana Education Service(GES). Bricy Boateng is very sociable and very welcoming. Follow me on all major social media channels and let's vibe together!

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